Gooey chocolate brownies! Those are probably the best three words on the planet. Anytime I hear or see brownies I have to get one. I seriously think they are some kind of addiction. Now brownie recipes are relatively easy to make, but it’s the final part of cooking them where things can go wrong and an over cooked brownie will become dry and ruined. Brownies for me are suppose to be dense, thick and gooey, a combination that sticks in your mouth and tastes so good. I’m not saying this is how all brownies should be, as everyone has different preferences, but for me a gooey brownie wins any day.
I found this recipe years ago with my boyfriend (who too has an obsession with brownies) and we both wanted to find that one perfect recipe. So one day we came across a recipe from Jamie Oliver, you can find the full recipe on this link:
Now this recipe had lots of different components, such as nuts and fruits and I don’t like this in a brownie so I left them out (there’s no rule against it). Below you can see the recipe I have put together with all the ingredients I decided to use.
This recipe is probably one of the easiest ones to make and that’s great because it means you get to eat your brownies that much quicker! It’s simply adding your chocolate and butter mixture in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another and you put them together and add the eggs. That’s pretty much it!
When it comes to actually melting the chocolate and butter there are two ways you can do it. One, in the microwave. Or two in a bowl over boiling water. Now I have issues with both methods, by using a microwave you have to melt the ingredients in intervals, so it doesn’t burn and this is annoying to do and using a pan and bowl it can become slightly fiddly (well to me anyway). But I prefer the second method because it is much quicker and you can keep an eye out for the chocolate (because of course that’s the best part!).
One thing I love about this recipe is that it is a base recipe. Meaning you can add whatever you like to it to make it different and unique to you. You can add chocolate pieces, different styles of chocolate bars, basically anything. This is something I plan on doing in the future, I always go for a simple brownie and sometimes it’s fun to mix flavours. Be adventurous!
Another good thing is you can use whatever baking tin you want. I never listen to recipes when they say use a 22cm tin etc. I have no idea what size tins I have, I just look at them and go “yep that’s good”. For these brownies I used a medium to small tin, this is because it fills up nice with the brownie mixture and I like thick brownies. But I am looking on getting a longer, thinner tin so I can make a bigger batch of brownies. Which for these ones, I actually cut them in large pieces, making 9 in total (I have family who love brownies and they don’t want small pieces!). However, they are extremely chocolatey and gooey so eating a whole one can be a task (sometimes!) so you can cut them in half again and make 18 smaller pieces.
So that’s pretty much it guys. This is a shorter blog than the previous ones I have done, but it’s because they are super easy to make and take no time at all.
I don’t want to keep babbling to you when at this time you could be making these brownies right now, it’s just mean of me to stop you. So go! Go on! Go make these brownies, because once you do there is no turning back, they taste of chocolate heaven!
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